Category: Vegan & Vegetarian

Gluten-Free Spinach Goat Feta Puff Pastry

Thank you, Schär Having to eat gluten-free (and dairy-free for awhile) usually meant bypassing some of the most delicious treats. And sometimes you just really miss those old comfort food classics. Lately, we have been trying a bunch of Schär gluten-free products and are just blown away. We found hamburger buns and puff pastry dough at Central Market. Then we tried the pizza crust found at Sprouts and were so excited about the taste and texture. I’ve been so happy with the products so far (btw – this is not a sponsored post)! They also have the best table crackers and artisan multigrain bread (also at Sprouts). It’s awesome. Brett loves the entertainment crackers (taste so much like Ritz) and they are perfect for dipping...

Sorghum Millet Banana Muffins | Gluten-free, Dairy-Free

These gluten-free and vegan banana muffins are made with organic coconut sugar, smashed ripe bananas, avocado oil, applesauce, cinnamon, millet flour and sorghum flour. Homemade Muffins We love making homemade muffins around here because you can control all the ingredients that go into them. And banana muffins are definitely a favorite. Some of my early recipes were for banana oat muffins made with Better Batter all purpose gluten-free flour and certified gluten-free rolled oats. Then I made vegan banana oat muffins using a combo of gluten-free oat flour and sorghum flour to increase dietary fiber in the muffins. #feedthegutbugs In this recipe I’m using millet and sorghum flours instead and changing up the recipe just a bit. They really turned out delicious, nutritious with really...

Fried Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Fried Smashed Fingerling Potatoes So these fried smashed fingerling potatoes were a very happy accident. Super crispy fried potatoes with a soft center, sprinkled with smoked paprika and fresh cilantro then served with Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo. It was so good! Like a cross between a potato chip and French fries. These would be great to serve at a BBQ with grilled meats or burgers. I was trying to recreate one of my favorite dishes from ATX Cocina – smashed papas bravas with smoked chili aioli. So I started out trying to make papas bravas using two different recipes from the New York Times and Serious Eats. But we simplified everything. And instead of buying Russet or Idaho potatoes, I thought I would try it...

Shishito Peppers and Spiked Chipotle Mayo

Shishito Peppers and Spiked Chipotle Mayo | Gluten-free, Dairy-Free

Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo Before we get to the shishito peppers and spiked chipotle mayo recipe, I want to talk about how much I love Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayonnaise. They have several clean products made with gluten-free and nonGMO ingredients. As well as using fair trade organic cane sugar and certified humane free range egg yolks. So you get a pretty clean product that also sources mindfully to preserve biodiversity on the planet. I especially like the chipotle mayo. I’ve already used it in a couple of recipes found here on the blog. We love it in this chipotle curry chicken salad. Made with a few simple ingredients like apples, celery, pecans, cranberries and a little curry powder. It is such a quick and healthy...

Gluten-Free Meatless Grilled Burgers

We grilled the gluten-free Beyond Meat plant-based burger patties and served them on Schär gluten-free hamburger buns and were totally impressed by both! The Beyond Burger So this isn’t a recipe or paid partnership – I just wanted to tell you how good these gluten-free meatless grilled burgers are! We are trying to eat less meat in general. And we plan a Meatless Monday dinner every week so I have lots of veggie dishes on the blog. My latest exciting copy cat was a veggie version of Southwestern Egg Rolls from Chili’s appetizer menu. There are awesome dips like pimento cheese or artichoke spinach dip. Fried goodies like fried artichoke hearts or fried mozzarella cheese sticks. Served up with a nice marinara sauce or yogurt...

Southwestern Egg Rolls | Gluten-Free, Goat Cheese

Southwestern Egg Rolls I LOVE the Southwestern Egg Rolls they serve on the appetizer menu at Chili’s.  And I desperately miss being able to eat them.  But I love to take an old comfort food recipe and adjust it to fit into my dietary restrictions: gluten-free, dairy-free (except for goat cheese/milk or Parmesan), clean as possible, organic and non-GMO if possible. I had huge success with this white chicken enchilada casserole, pimento cheese, and Philly cheesesteak casserole. So these have been on the list of things to copy cat for some time now.  We finally had some time to make them and I’m so excited how they turned out! The ingredients are listed on the appetizer menu as crispy flour tortillas, chicken, black beans, corn,...

Pimento Cheese #2 | Gluten-Free, Goat Cheese

Pimento Cheese Recipe #2 I love pimento cheese. I could eat an entire gallon of it in one setting. So I was really excited to be able to make it again when I started to use goat cheese in recipes that I used to make all the time. Like this Died and Went to Heaven Pimento Cheese. It’s really is just a combo of cheese, mayo, cream cheese, pimentos and a few other simple ingredients. The first time I adapted it using smoked gouda goat cheese. It added a nice smoky flavor. But I do miss the regular version. So I usually get my goat cheese like the pepper jack and smoked semi soft from Wheatsville. But a new neighbor told us that Central Market...

Basmati rice with cilantro, garlic, lime and agave

Cilantro Lime Rice | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This is a super simple and quick recipe for very tasty cilantro lime rice made from scratch using a few fresh ingredients.  It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and can be made vegan, too. Cilantro Lime Rice Yum!  So I originally posted this recipe for cilantro lime rice in 2015 but it’s getting a picture update and a little more love! We usually eat this as a side dish with spiced roasted chicken, marinated flank steak or in a carnitas burrito bowl.   Cilantro lime rice goes great with Ranch style beans or black beans for a Meatless Monday option. I just found some chorizo verde chicken sausage and definitely wanted to make up a batch of this rice to serve with it.  Maybe come up with some new...

mom's sweet carrot rice, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan

Mom’s Sweet Carrot Rice | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This is a decadent, super simple, but yet so wonderful recipe to pay tribute to my mom’s legacy recipe! People have and will rave about how good this sweet carrot rice is. And I cleaned it up, just a little, so you can feel better about your food choices! Sweet Carrot Rice This recipe for my mom’s sweet carrot rice was an absolute favorite growing up! It is decadent and delicious and an absolutely perfect side dish for a special occasion or holiday dinner. And it is so very easy to make with just four ingredients plus water and salt! So when she originally made the dish she cooked refined sugar in butter. Then added grated carrots and cooked them until they caramelized. Next adding...

spiced potato wedges with vegan nacho cheese and spicy jalapeño slices

Spiced Potato Nachos | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These organic, gluten-free spiced potato nachos are made from Russet potatoes, sprinkled generously with spices and covered in vegan cheese and spicy hot jalapeños. Gluten-Free Spiced Potato Nachos One of the things that has gotten me through all of my dietary restrictions is that I used to be able to eat a lot of things.  And now I just try to recreate those comfort food things within my restrictions while cleaning ’em up (organic, non-GMO) where I can. So this combo has become a huge hit around here.  It reminds me of the potato wedges at Fuddruckers.   They were nice thick wedges covered with a little spice.  Oh and then to drench them in the nacho cheese.  Add a few pickled jalapeños.  Ah, the...